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My father gave me a pistol years ago. I had it Tefloned and stored it away until the last few years. Since then I've been firing it.
I'm trying to find out information on it...and hope someone on this forum can help.
The serial number on the bottom of the grip and on the cylinder is V 257291.
I have photos if needed.
Thanks,
Murph
 

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My father gave me a pistol years ago. I had it Tefloned and stored it away until the last few years. Since then I've been firing it.
I'm trying to find out information on it...and hope someone on this forum can help.
The serial number on the bottom of the grip and on the cylinder is V 257291.
I have photos if needed.
Thanks,
Murph
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Welcome to the forums from the cotton and peanut covered plains of the Wiregrass! It is a WWII .38 Military & Police Victory revolver from 1942/43. The grips are not correct for the time frame the gun was made in. They are from the 1920 decade.
 

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Welcome to the forums from the cotton and peanut covered plains of the Wiregrass! It is a WWII .38 Military & Police Victory revolver from 1942/43. The grips are not correct for the time frame the gun was made in. They are from the 1920 decade.
Hmmm...that's strange, but is changing the grip to an early model common?
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Changing grips on Smith & Wesson revolvers is quite common. Some people like earlier versions over the more modern versions, and vice versa. The grips on your gun are checkered while the original grips were very plain. I suppose your father preferred the checkered version.
 

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Hmmm...that's strange, but is changing the grip to an early model common?
Thanks for the reply.
Changing grips on Smith & Wesson revolvers is quite common. Some people like earlier versions over the more modern versions, and vice versa. The grips on your gun are checkered while the original grips were very plain. I suppose your father preferred the checkered version.
Here’s my post war M&P 38 with grips similar to yours.
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